Super Bowl XLVII Delivers Second-Largest Canadian Audience Ever With 7.33 Million
The 35-minute delay due to the stadium power outage hardly mattered as 1.23 million viewers tuned into the debut episode of CTV's Motive cop drama in the post-Ravens vs. 49ers match-up slot.
TORONTO - Super Bowl XLVII drew 7.33 million Canadian viewers Sunday night to CTV and RDS, the second largest-ever NFL championship game on TV sets here.
That made last night's telecast the most-watched TV show in Canada this year.
The Baltimore Ravens beating San Francisco 49ers was down on last year’s 8.2 million audience, according to BBM Canada data.
But an average 9.4 million Canadian viewers watched as Beyonce entertained during the half-time show.
And 18.2 million Canadians, or just over half the population, watched some of Super Bowl XLVII, according to BBM Canada.
Elsewhere, the 35-minute delay due to the New Orleans stadium power outage did little to dent ratings for the lead-out debut episode of Motive on CTV.
The 49ers second-half charge kept enough Canadian viewers around to bring 1.23 million viewers to the first season premiere of Motive, a local cop drama picked up last week by ABC for its summer schedule.
Motive, which stars Kristin Lehman as detective Angie Flynn, snagged the plum post-Super Bowl slot for its debut after a hand-off from CBS and its simulcast feed Sunday night.
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